Ghost town - Two dead, three injured in separate incidents as gunmen shatter peace in Standpipe

The increased police patrols in the Cedar Valley and Barbican Road communities of St Andrew in the wake of the killing of two men and shooting of three other persons Thursday evening have seemingly failed to assuage the fear that has now gripped...more..

Nine months to carry them, nine months to lose them - Terrelonge says bad parents to lose children to adoption

WESTERN BUREAU: Alando Terrelonge, minister of state in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says that legislation is in the pipeline for parents who abuse and abandon their children to automatically lose their parental rights once the...more..

Rep: Social workers could improve outcomes in businesses, schools

A lack of appreciation or recognition of the value of social work is frustrating hundreds of persons trained in the field as they find it hard to land jobs locally. Eva Forde, president of the Jamaica Association of Social Workers (JASW), said...more..

Bartlett calls on UTech to develop technology-focused tourism curriculum

Given emerging trends in other parts of the world, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is calling on the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica, to lead the charge in integrating technology into the local tourism sector. “So I want you to make that...more..

StJMC, health department to forge vector-control partnership

WESTERN BUREAU: Lennox Wallace, the chief public health inspector for St James, is supporting a suggestion from Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis for the St James Health Department to train representatives from the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC...more..

St James teacher gets yet another committal date

WESTERN BUREAU: Kerry-Ann Cunningham, the St James teacher charged in connection with the death of Anchovy Primary School student Easton Stapleton, had her committal hearing deferred yet again when she appeared in the St James Parish Court on...more..

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Two arrested in anti-scamming operations Thirty-two-year-old Jermaine Brown, otherwise called ‘Jail Bud’, of Montego West Village in St James, has been charged with possession of identity information with intent following an operation in sections...more..

Shortages hit Cuba, raising fears of new economic crisis

BAUTA (AP): After two decades of relative stability fuelled by cheap Venezuelan oil, shortages of food and medicine have once again become a serious daily problem for millions of Cubans. Stores no longer routinely stock eggs, flour, chicken,...more..

Putin envoy in Caracas rejects US revival of Monroe Doctrine

CARACAS (AP): As Venezuela’s reliance on Russia grows amid the country’s unfolding crisis, Vladimir Putin’s point man in Caracas is pushing back on the United States revival of a doctrine used for generations to justify military interventions in...more..

Jamaica wooed by Mexican wave - Head of mission talks up trade fortunes after investment summit

Jamaica stands to benefit tremendously from a massive jump in trade if a recent Business Summit for Investment between the Mexico Business Council and the Chamber of Commerce of the United States begins to bear fruit,...more..